<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Continuity (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_17/PaperSummary_17797.htm">Thesis - Continuity</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/T/Author_Todman (Theo).htm">Todman (Theo)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: </th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_17/PaperSummary_17797.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_17.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><ul type="disc"><li>This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note '<a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_17.htm">Continuity</A><SUP>1</SUP>' during my Thesis research, as from 2011. </li><li>For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Summary" above. </li></ul><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><hr><br><B><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17797_2">Write-up</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17797_2"></A></u> (as at 05/02/2018 20:02:24): Continuity</B><BR><br><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17797_3">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17797_3"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li>Continuity is one of the principle factors taken into account when determining or deciding whether an object of whatever sort has <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_14.htm">survived</A><SUP>4</SUP> some <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_57.htm">change</A><SUP>5</SUP>. </li><li> Spatio-temporal continuity is usually what is intended, though this might be deemed to beg the question against the <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_114.htm">Psychological View</A><SUP>6</SUP> of Personal Identity. </li><li>The change must not be too radical or too swift.</li><li>In particular, it is usually held that <ol type="i"><li>An object cannot survive the loss of one of its essential <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_93.htm">properties</A><SUP>7</SUP>.</li><li>Nor can it change too many of its parts at once, though some things may change all of their parts over time provided change is <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17797_8">gradual</A></U><SUB>8</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17797_8"></A>. </li><li>Nor can it change <a name="6"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_10.htm">sortal</A><SUP>9</SUP>, which makes radical <a name="7"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_37.htm">metamorphosis</A><SUP>10</SUP> impossible. </li></ol>In all of the above there is deemed to be insufficient continuity between successive stages of a thing to allow for its <a name="8"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_90.htm">persistence</A><SUP>11</SUP>. </li><li>This topic  and the associated reading material  is also covered further under the heads of the following specific applications of continuity:-<BR>&rarr; <a name="9"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_60.htm">Connectedness vs Continuity</A><SUP>12</SUP>,<BR>&rarr; <a name="10"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_15.htm">Physical Continuity</A><SUP>13</SUP>,<BR>&rarr; <a name="11"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_16.htm">Psychological Continuity</A><SUP>14</SUP>, and<BR>&rarr; <a name="12"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_38.htm">Psychological Continuity  Forward</A><SUP>15</SUP>. </li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17797_16">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>16</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17797_16"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17797_17">include</A></U><SUB>17</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17797_17"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3705.htm">Hirsch (Eli) - Continuity</A>", Hirsch</li><li><a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6000.htm">Oderberg (David) - Continuity as the Criterion of Identity Over Time: The Classical Theory of Continuity</A>", Oderberg</li></ol></li><li>A reading list (where not covered elsewhere) might start with:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3943.htm">Brennan (Andrew) - Identity and Continuity</A>", Brennan</li><li><a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_18/Abstract_18382.htm">Kilborn (William) - Contact and Continuity</A>", Kilborn</li><li><a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_05/Abstract_5323.htm">LePoidevin (Robin) - Continuants and Continuity</A>", LePoidevin</li><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6001.htm">Oderberg (David) - Continuity as the Criterion of Identity Over Time: Continuity Without Stages?</A>", Oderberg</li><li><a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6004.htm">Oderberg (David) - The Myth of Continuity: A Coherent Ontology?</A>", Oderberg</li><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6425.htm">Park (Desiree) - Persons and Continuity</A>", Park</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22057.htm">Scaltsas (Theodore) - Identity, Origin and Spatiotemporal Continuity</A>", Scaltsas</li></ol></li><li>This is mostly a <a name="13"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>18</SUP>. Currently, just see the categorised reading-list. </li></ul><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P17797_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17797_2"><B>Footnote 2</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (05/02/2018 20:02:24). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_17.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17797_3"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17797_3"><B>Footnote 3</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>A number of my philosophical Notes are  promissory notes currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned. </li><li>I ve decided to add some text  whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive  for all these identified topics related to my Thesis.</li><li>As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance. </li><li>The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17797_8"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17797_8"><B>Footnote 8</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>I don t think this  gradual means  slowly , though this will usually be the case. </li><li>What is needed is for there to be many intermediate steps to allow continuity. </li><li>Each change involved in each of the steps has to be  minor . </li><li>All this is somewhat vague. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P17797_16"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17797_16"><B>Footnote 16</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Frequently I ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note. </li><li>In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time. </li><li>In the latter case, I will have remarked on the fact against the citation, and will integrate the comments into this Note in due course. </li><li>My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17797_17"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17797_17"><B>Footnote 17</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>I may have read others in between updates of this Note  in which case they will be marked as such in the  References and Reading List below.</li><li>Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected. </li></ul> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-17T12:08" pubdate>17/08/2018 12:08:44</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>